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Author Anita Diamant, The Last Days of Dogtown, March 19, 2006

Sunday, March 19, 2006, 2:00 p.m., Community Room
Needham Free Public Library, 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Free and open to the public

Cosponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Library Trustees.


Anita Diamant, the first author to appear at the renovated library, will read from her newest book and third novel, The Last Days of Dogtown. Set on Cape Ann in the early 1800s, the novel retells and reinvents a little-known chapter of history from the point of view of “minor” characters living in a poor, rural community, from widows and freed Africans to orphan children. After the reading, copies of her books will be available for sale and signing.

In addition to The Last Days of Dogtown and the bestselling The Red Tent, published in 1997, Ms. Diamant has written Good Harbor, a contemporary novel on women’s friendships. She has also published six handbooks on Jewish life and lifecycle events.

She began her writing career as a freelance journalist in 1975, covering topics ranging from a profile of former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop to the experience of being a mother. Ms. Diamant holds a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Washington University, St. Louis, and a master’s degree in English from the State University of New York, Binghamton.

More information is available at www.anitadiamant.com.

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